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Amsterdam History School Trips & Tours - The Holocaust

A history school trip to Amsterdam, allows history groups to explore all aspects of Jewish life and culture prior to World War Two through a series of well-preserved sites and excellent museums. 

A study tour to this thought-provoking destination allows history groups to reflect on wartime persecution and destruction in considerable detail, with a range of excellent educational visits helping to put classroom-based learning into context. 

A great destination to study World War Two, all just a short distance from the UK. We also offer a range of alternative school trips to Amsterdam, depending on your needs.

Prices start from£359pp

Price Shown includes

  • 2 nights’ B&B accommodation
  • Executive coach transport from and to school and throughout your stay
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • 1 in 8 free place ratio

Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from selected departure points in November 2022 and is subject to availability.

On-tour support

Get even more from your trip with an NST History Subject Expert. Contact us for a price.

On-tour support includes...

  • Airport assistance during check-in, security and gate checks on your outbound flight from the UK
  • Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home



Popular options in Amsterdam

Top visits

Guided Walking Tour of the Former Jewish District – only with an Educationalist Guide

Exclusive to NST

The full day tour includes: 

  • Rembrandtplein 
  • The Kloveniersburgwal, scene of wartime demonstrations and Nazi barriers 
  • The Portuguese Synagogue 
  • The Jewish Historical Museum 
  • Auschwitz Memorial 
  • The Hollandsche Schouwburg deportation site

The day concludes with an optional visit to the Dutch Resistance.

Anne Frank House

Containing the preserved warehouse offices, annexe and a modern extension, students can visit the rooms where the Frank family hid for over two years and where Anne wrote her diary. The modern extension houses exhibitions on those hiding in the annexe and on the wider story of the fate of Europe’s Jewish population, as well as displays seeking to link these themes to contemporary issues relating to persecution and prejudice.

Camp Vught National Memorial

The only official SS-concentration camp in the occupied part of WWII and includes the Children’s Memorial, the crematorium and a reconstructed prisoners’ barracks. Groups can also benefit from the invaluable opportunity to meet a concentration camp survivor or a member of the survivor’s family at Camp Vught.

Jewish Historical Museum

Situated in a complex comprising four former synagogues in the heart of the old Jewish district, the museum covers all aspects of Jewish culture and religious belief.

Dutch Resistance Museum

Tracing the complex reaction to occupation as it evolved through the war, this excellent museum covers the difficult topics of collaboration and resistance in a thought-provoking and even-handed way.

Arnhem – Operation Market Garden

Visit this important WWII site either as a half day visit from Amsterdam or with Camp Vught or Amersfoort as a full day excursion. The tour includes visits to the Allied landing zones and the bridge in Arnhem itself but most time is spent in the suburb of Oosterbeek, where Allied troops were stopped and surrounded by German forces. Here you will visit the poignant CWGC cemetery and the excellent Airborne Museum which looks at the fighting from the perspective of the British, German and Polish troops involved as well as the longer term consequences for the Dutch population.

Portuguese Synagogue

This large, beautiful synagogue was built by the Sephardic community in the 17th century and is still used today.

Canal Cruise through Amsterdam

See the major sights of Amsterdam as you travel along the canal.


Dedicated to arts, crafts and history, the museum has over 400 masterpieces on display telling the impressive tale of the political, economic and artistic wonder of Holland's Golden Age. In addition to eighteen works by Rembrandt, other favourite items of the public on display include Vermeer's famous 'The Kitchen Maid', Steen's depictions of daily life and exquisite Delftware.

Evening activites

  • Lecture covering the Jewish community in the Netherlands and on occupation, collaboration and resistance during the war years – only with NST History Subject Expert

Study themes

  • The Holocaust

Study levels


AS Level


Expert's comment

It is not always necessary to travel all the way to Eastern Europe in order to study the Holocaust in depth. The well-preserved traces of Amsterdam’s once huge and flourishing Jewish community and the well-documented story of its devastation make this a most rewarding visit, suitable for pupils of all ages.

Jeff Garner, NST History Educationalist Programme Co-ordinator


Available from any location in the UK, our executive coaches are fitted with seatbelts, toilet facilities, air conditioning, DVD and reclining seats.


We can arrange for your group to fly from a range of UK airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

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